In comparing the Hyundai VENUE's and the Kia Seltos's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai VENUE has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing. The Kia Seltos has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai VENUE's and the Kia Seltos's specifications and ratings, the Kia Seltos is a better car than the Hyundai VENUE.
Hyundai VENUE vs. Kia Seltos Pricing
For a new model, the Hyundai VENUE's price is between $21,704 and $25,055, with the Kia Seltos priced between $26,110 and $33,538.
Hyundai VENUE vs. Kia Seltos Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Hyundai VENUE loses 43.3 percent of its value and the Kia Seltos loses 42.1 percent of its value. This means the Kia Seltos retains 1.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Hyundai VENUE.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Hyundai VENUE’s base engine makes 121 horsepower, and the Kia Seltos base engine makes 146 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the Kia Seltos has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Hyundai VENUE has the advantage in the area of rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Hyundai VENUE and the Kia Seltos have the same average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.